An afternoon collision led to the passing of a 91-year-old woman.
About 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, a two-car collision on Highway 395 at Sears Road resulted in the death of Zellamae Miles, 91, of Susanville, the granddaughter of Susanville’s namesake, Susan Roop Arnold, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol.
According to the statement, Freddie Sanchez, 64, of Janesville, was driving a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 eastbound on Sears Road, and stopped at the intersection with Highway 395.
Charles Miles, 68, of Susanville, was driving a 2006 Honda Civic northbound on Highway 395, south of the intersection with Sears Road at a speed of approximately 65 mph.
According to the statement, Sanchez allegedly accelerated from the intersection, attempting to cross the highway, placing him directly in the path of the Honda.
The statement continued Charles Miles quickly applied the brakes , trying to avoid a collision. The front of the Honda struck the passenger side of the Dodge Ram, the force of which caused the Civic to rotate in a clockwise direction before coming to a rest. The Dodge Ram veered sharply to the left, off the paved portion of the road.
As a result of the collision, Zellamae Miles, who was in the front right passenger seat, sustained fatal injuries.
Charles Miles sustained moderate injuries, with complaints of pain to his midsection, and Sanchez did not sustain any injuries.